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March 30, 2018, 05:07:59 am


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New Member! 1983 Factory TD Rabbit
« on: March 30, 2018, 05:07:59 am »
Hi Everyone,

New to the forums - just wanted to introduce myself and my car. Picked this Rabbit up from the original owner who purchased the car new in 1983 at Oakville Volkswagen Dealership in Oakville, Ontario Canada. He had been driving it (as his work/daily/only car) until December 2017. Despite being oil-sprayed yearly, 30+ years of road salt has taken it's toll. There is a fair amount of rot to contend with, specifically, the rear beam support area (or where they once were), and floors. So far I have $500 into the old girl and almost twice that in a  MIG welder, klokkerholm panels/floors. and metal working tools. This is my first mk1 hardtop, although I have had in the past: 84 Cabby, 85 Jetta 1.6NA, 86 GTI and 85 Golf. I've never seen another TD Rabbit in person. The OG owner was rather eccentric and added his own touches to the car. I will be going for 100% stock except suspension. All of the pieces are there so it's just a matter of putting in the time.

Early 2000's - insurance pics:

Reply #1April 01, 2018, 09:30:17 am

Dennis Froelich

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Re: New Member! 1983 Factory TD Rabbit
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 09:30:17 am »
Super RARE Rabbit!! Less than 500 total built in 83 and 84.
79 Golf GTD
96 Golf GTD(TDI)


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